8th Annual IHRO CME and CE Information

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10 CME Credits Category 2A, AOA AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Note: Information pertaining to this conference is tentative and subject to change. Changes to presenters and agenda will be made on the IHRO website. Changes to accreditation information, including credit hours available, will be posted here. Information is subject to change without notice. www.instituteforhighreliability.org

About this Conference

The 8th International High Reliability Organizing Conference will have a pre-conference session March 28. This is the only non commercial, international, inter-industry conference that brings together academicians, consultants, and practitioners from vastly different fields to share and leverage research and experiences related to High Reliability.  The International HRO Conference series is a widely attended event with global attendance and a wide spectrum of industry participants, representing healthcare, petrochemical industry, all forms of transportation, public safety, and business. This conference brings together practitioners who share their success and failure stories at the sharp end of operations. Learning how to fail, recover, and learn is basic to the growth of the individual and organization in a complex environment.

Live, face-to-face activity

Keynote Presenter

conwayJim Conway, MS, FACHE
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health Principal of the Governance and Leadership Group of Pascal Metrics Former Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Mr.Conway is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and a principal of the Governance and Leadership Group of Pascal Metrics in Washington DC. From 2006-2009 he was Senior Vice President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and from 2005-2011, Senior Fellow. During 1995-2005, Jim was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. Prior to joining DFCI, he had a 27-year career at Children’s Hospital, Boston in Radiology Administration, Finance, and as Assistant Hospital Director. His areas of expertise and interest include governance and executive leadership, patient safety, change management, crisis management, and patient-/ family-centered care. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he is a Distinguished Advisor to the Lucian Leape Institute for the National Patient Safety Foundation and a member of the IOM Committee on a Learning Healthcare System. Board service includes: board member, Winchester Hospital and board member American Cancer Society, New England Region. In government service, he served since 2006-2010, as a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Quality and Cost Council.

Plenary Speakers Include:

The speaker list will be updated periodically on

weickProfessor Karl Weick
Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior and Psychology
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan


rhona-flinProfessor Rhona Flin
School of Psychology
Kings College
University of Aberdeen

Member_Hart144x180Honorable Christopher A. Hart
Vice Chairman
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, D.C.


Learning Objectives

Those participating in this activity will receive information that should allow them to:

  1. Describe the value High Reliability Organizing practices bring to an organization or business.
  2. Discuss how High Reliability Organizing practices reduce costs while increasing productivity and safety.
  3. Describe interventions that can be made on the individual and organizational level to move an organization to High Reliability Organizing practices.
  4. Describe adjustments to simulations that can move them from psychomotor exercises to thinking and transforming events.
  5. Describe barriers to High Reliability Organizing practices and discuss reasons they make sense to people.
  6. Discuss and implement methods to change individuals and organizations by addressing barriers to High Reliability Organizing practices.
  7. Utilize and implement HRO specific workshop objectives (simulation, leadership, healthcare, etc.) when they get back to their place of work.


The most current agenda for this activity can be found at at the IHRO website (http://www.High-Reliability.org)

Accreditation Statements
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the IHRO. The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 10 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Data Collection
Aggregated data collected as part of this CME activity may be analyzed and used for research purposes. Individual data will only be used for CME purposes and not included in the research data set.

Commercial Support
This activity is not commercially supported.

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